Grandmother Looks Outside - Horrified When She Sees What's Taken Over Town

A grandmother living in a quiet little village was in for the surprise of her life one morning. She woke up and went to make her morning tea when she heard some strange sounds outside of her home. She was stunned to discover that her town had been invaded by a large herd of cattle.

Janis Wilson was having that morning tea in her Cheshire, England home when she thought she heard 'mooing'. Unless you live on a farm, that’s just not something you hear every day. Needless to say, it piqued Wilson’s curiosity.

The 61-year-old grandmother of five alerted her partner, Steve Loxam, about the strange noise. Loxam ran outside to see what was going on and he found cows wandering around the property.

“They were grazing around. Those cows were eating all the plants, brushing past cars and making their mess over people’s driveways," said Wilson. “I looked out of the window and there were 30 or 40 cows there just standing in the street... I have no idea where they came from to be honest."

Some 40 cows had gotten loose and decided to go for a romp through the town, trampling lawns and grazing in flower beds. Locals were surprised to find themselves starting off the day by trying to herd the cattle back down to the road.

"It was certainly an eye opener," said Wilson. "My husband Steve was brave enough to go outside and herd them away with the other residents."

While it may sound amusing to think about you and your neighbors running around one morning in bathrobes and slippers trying to chase a bunch of bovine trespassers off property and down the street, it could actually be quite dangerous. People have lost their lives in unexpected run-ins with cows.

Sure, cows may look all slow and gentle as they amble around on the pasture, but let one trample over you or kick you in the head in a fit of panic and you'll quickly see just how deadly they can be. In fact, cows kill about 22 people per year. In comparison, many people openly fear sharks enough to stay out of the ocean, but only 5 people are killed by sharks every year. Old Bossy could be deadlier than Jaws.

Residents of Cheshire called police, who came to help clear the herd.

“Officers attended where they helped to ensure all the cows were herded back into the field,” said the official police statement. Thankfully, no one was injured.

According to Wilson, it only took about a half hour to get the cows out of the neighborhood. Disgruntled neighbors were left to clean up the mess of cow droppings left behind. They speculated that a careless cattle farmer might have left a fence open by accident.

This is not the first time Cheshire has been invaded by cows. In June, a cow stampeded through a cricket game, charging at players. The match had to be postponed.

Source: Metro, Mirror
Photo: YouTube

The cows were rather unruly.

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